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Poster: moxey Date: Aug 6, 2006 4:09pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Beating the 24-hour cutoff rule.

had this problem several times.it seems such a waste of time.
would love to contribute.but after uploading several Gigs, to find it all gone makes me say "to heck with this".

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Poster: AlecWest Date: Aug 6, 2006 4:15pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Beating the 24-hour cutoff rule.

moxey,

It doesn't just "seem" like a waste of time, it IS a waste of time ... not to mention electricity, computer processing, etc. Hopefully, my email to the Archive will impress this fact on them. It's not like I'm asking them to pull a tooth from a rhinoceros (grin), just asking for them to show some common decency and respect to those who are willing to dedicate their time (and computer time) to the task of digitizing and uploading stuff.

If they can change the 24-hour cutoff to a 48-hour cutoff (in harmony with the 48-hour window to complete upload operations), that would be the ideal solution to the problem. But even if their servers stubbornly refuse to support a single-session upload greater than 24 hours, they should at least be honest about the "existence" of the barrier on the "create" page (before time/effort is wasted) ... and then mention the way to "get around" the barrier (which I discovered purely by trial and error).

If I upload anything more to the Archive, I will be mindful of this barrier and "manually disconnect" prior to the 24-hour cutoff ... reconnecting to resume the upload during a new FTP session (with a renewed 24-hour barrier I'll never reach).